2011 to 2012
This project will develop "Civic Engagement Knowledge Maps" - a novel, university-wide resource conceptualized and designed by the Duke Center for Civic Engagement (DCCE) to identify, build, and strengthen links between civic engagement and Duke's curriculum across disciplines and fields of inquiry. The aim of the Knowledge Maps is ambitious and necessary: they are founded on the understanding that civic engagement is essentially a humanistic endeavor that reaches into many domains of life and therefore a grounded praxis for social change must be supported by a humanistic education. Knowledge Maps are intended to help students construct curricular linkages around specific global challenges. Organized around themes such as the environment, education, sustainable design, human rights, and poverty, Knowledge Maps suggest courses across a variety off disciplines and immersive projects relevant to that theme.
Humanities Writ Large support is allowing DCCE to initiate campus-wide conversations on how and what the humanities can do for civic engagement, and on how civic engagement infuses teaching in the humanities.